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Satrapezo Mtsvane

Winegrowing region:
KAKHETI viticulture region.
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estates limited release
Varietal composition:
Mtsvane 100%
Grape source:
Mtsvane block of Kondoli vineyards.
Grape yield:
4-5 ton/hectare.
Wine type:
Dry vintage white.
Cellaring:
Now, but will benefit by 5-7 years of aging.
Total Production:
4000-0,75l bottle; 50-1,5l magnum bottles.
Packaging:
0,75X6 bottle cartons. Individual cartons for 0,75l and 1,5l magnum bottles are available at additional cost.

Vintages

2011  |  2010

Vinification

Selected block of MTSVANE grapes of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested in July -August, just before the véraison (August) in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 4-5 tons per hectare and thus, increase the overall quality and concentration of remaining fruit. At the end of September the grapes were hand-harvested in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed into historical Georgian clay wine vessels ‘KVEVRI’ buried in the winery’s earthen floor. The fermentation was performed by natural yeast, found on grape skins. During the whole process of fermentation cap management has been performed only by hand punching, thus overall mechanical impact on grape skins has been minimized and soft extraction and integration of skin aromas has been ensured. After the long 5 month maceration, the resulting golden colored wine was decanted and transferred gently into traditional small oak barriques for further maturation. Coarse filtration was complemented by bottling and bottle aging in our cellar before the release.

Tasting Notes

Color:
Deep gold color, very thick tears.
Aromas:
Exposing layers of dry white and yellow fruit, sweet pie and coconut aromas.
Palate:
The texture is buttery, dense and round, accompanied by myriad of flavors of ripe quince; pear and other yellow fruit jam with slight touch of oaky characters derived from barrel aging. Finish is long and fruity supported by light citric sourness.